Scientific Bullsh*t – How ‘Science’ is Used to Deceive the Public
Did you know that there was a shocking study published in the Public Library of Science Journal, that found“up to 72%” of scientists admitted their colleagues were engaged in “questionable research practices,” and that just over 14% of them were engaged in outright “falsification”?
If that’s not bad enough, between 1977 and 1990 the FDA found scientific flaws in 10–20% of all the studies they audited.
But it gets even worse; scientists at the Thousand Oaks biotech firm Amgen, set out to double-check the results of 53 peer reviewed landmark published studies in their fields of cancer research and blood biology. What they found was shocking; only 6 of the 53 studies could be proven valid. That means almost 90% were flawed, yet passed off to the public as fact. 
In other words, there’s a lot of scientific bullshit floating around my friends.
This becomes especially concerning when we consider how “science” seems to have replaced organized religion as the new authority that should blindly be obeyed in many ways. People speak of it as if it is infallible, and anyone who questions the high priests of science are generally attacked, degraded, and dismissed as modern day heretics.
But science, just like any religion, is not a god that only speaks unadulterated Truth. It is far from being infallible and is constantly in need of being updated, upgraded, challenged, revised, and changed, for the simple fact that science is subject to the narrow confines of mankind’s tiny flawed human perception; which is forever growing and expanding — and easily skewed by things like prejudice, pride, and corruption.
In and of itself, science is obviously inanimate and can do neither good nor bad because it has no mind of its own. It is not a person, so we need to stop talking about science like it is a super hero. It is simply a vehicle that requires a driver, and the destination obviously differs from one driver to the next.
While some may have the earnest pursuit of objective Truth in mind, most can be corrupted by the pursuit of money (such as Iowa State University professor Dong-Pyou Han who is now sitting in jail for his AIDS vaccine fraud), the want of fame, or simply personal prejudice and egotistical pride. Pioneering anesthesiologist Scott Reuben, who helped revolutionize orthopedic surgery, faked data in more than 20 studies, and German physicist Jan Hendrik Schön, who won multiple awards for his work, falsified his research as well.
These individuals were able to pass what common folks often consider to be the “foolproof” test of peer review, and that’s because it is not actually foolproof. In fact, a blogger submitted a satirical paper about “Midi Chlorians” from the science fiction story Star Wars and 4 scientific journals published it!
In an effort to help remind people why they should not blindly trust “science” — or any other body of purported knowledge for that matter — I decided to write this short article on how scientific bullshit has been used throughout history to manipulate our perceptions and beliefs.
BIG TOBACCO & THE SUGAR INDUSTRY
More than half a century ago, big tobacco used science as a weapon to convince the naive and gullible about the safety of their cigarettes.
A number of different medical organizations and journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), were indeed on the payroll of Big Tobacco and helped to promote their agenda through the promotion of flawed “science”.
Notice the key persuading phrase in the above advertisement; “…the final results, published in authoritative medical journals, proved conclusively that when smokers changed to Philip Morris, every case of irritation cleared completely or definitely improved.”
Similarly, the sugar industry hired a group of Harvard scientists to hide the link between sugar and heart disease in the 1960s, and the International Sugar Research Foundation (ISRF) suppressed a study that showed sugar could potentially increase the risk of bladder cancer.
This is something we all need to understand my friends; our global society is run as a business, not as a non profit organization that values human life. And this means that any line of profession can easily be corrupted by money. Unfortunately our problems are systemic and have their roots in this painfully flawed paradigm.
THE MANIPULATION OF SCIENCE STILL CONTINUES TODAY
In more recent history, the Bush Administration got caught manipulating science to conform to their agenda. Big oil has likewise bribed scientists to parrot their narrative. Similarly, biotech giant Monsanto and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have also been caught engaging in this unethical practice together. This is not the first time Monsanto has been caught acting in this manner either. In Canada, a group of scientists testified that the GMO giant offered them a bribe of $1-2 million, and in Indonesia they were fined for engaging in bribery of a government official as well. Another biotech giant, Syngenta, hired scientists to discredit professor Tyrone Hayes, who conducted research that found out their herbicide Atrazine posed health risks to the population. Merck was taken to court by two scientists that claimed the Big Pharma giant manipulated tests concerning their mumps vaccine’s efficacy.
Coca Cola was also caught paying scientists (to the tune of $132.8 million) to downplay the severity of consuming their sugary drinks, and other unhealthy products. In fact, corporations do this all the time. A perfect example, is a study conducted by the University of Colorado that claimed that diet soda was better at promoting healthy weight loss than water. Unsurprisingly, this study was funded by the soda industry.
Another study claimed that children who ate candy weigh less than children who don’t, and are less likely to be obese. This, unsurprisingly again, was funded by a trade association representing candy giants Butterfingers, Hershey and Skittles.
CONCLUSIONToday, a number of questionable practices in the name of science continue. Sadly, the manipulation (or incompetence) of science is something that most likely will never be truly eliminated from society because it is rooted in human fallibility and corruption. In fact, Richard Hortin, the editor in chief of the medical journal The Lancet, has gone on record as stating that, “much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue.”
This is not to say that the concept of science does not serve an important purpose, because it certainly does; I personally use scientific methods and principles daily in my life, and even relied on scientific research to highlight corruption within the scientific community in this blog. But this was written specifically to remind us all that “science” can be used to deceive us — has been used to deceive us — and should always be questioned as a result. Scientists obviously need money to conduct their research, and corporations who place material profit above human life have plenty of it. The hand that gives usually controls the hand that takes.
Until we design a system that promotes unadulterated education, more than it does propaganda and ignorance; and rewards integrity more than the willingness to do anything for “money,” this type of pathetic human behavior will persist for obvious reasons.
ALWAYS QUESTION EVERYTHING.
About the AuthorGavin Nascimento is the founder of aNewKindofHuman.com
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The Awakening Goes Deeper Than You Think
Those queued in to the info-sphere of alternative media have long been speculating that humanity is on the cusp of a great awakening, in which the truths of the past that have been buried for centuries by the powers that be will soon rise to the surface and be revealed to the masses. Undoubtedly, this paradigm shift in the collective consciousness of mankind can be directly linked to the free flow of information across the globe, largely correlating with the birth of the Internet; it seems clear that the Internet has catapulted society into an Age of Information. This new era has blessed citizens with enhanced access to superior data that in the past was either unavailable, hidden or obfuscated without the public’s awareness.
In other words, the public has never had a better opportunity to come into contact with the truth.
The problem is that the current awakening within civilization is a direct contradiction to the established system already in place. The old paradigm is simply incompatible with the emerging paradigm, meaning they’re bound to clash and something has to give. Like all established systems, the current power structure does not want to change and relinquish its stranglehold on the throne, which stands to reason why it is so dead set against humanity attaining access to this new world of information. It now knows deep down that adoption of these new transcendent ideas will bring about the demise of the old, and the rising of a new society.
This is incredibly clear right now, as the mainstream media has waged a war against the alternative media, claiming that anything going against the narrative propagated by the establishment is “fake news.” This propaganda campaign is obvious. Rooted in censorship and public relation, there is no attempt to argue points based on facts with fair debate. Instead, mainstream media is choosing to argue its case by appealing to authority, as if authority is the gatekeeper of truth. However, anyone who’s versed in reasoning knows that appealing to authority is a logical fallacy based in sophistry.
Despite the attempts to censor, discredit, and de-fund the drive for social change, a collective shift in consciousness has already been set in motion. These paradigm shifts can be seen in a variety of forms, such as the ascent of independent media, the rise of the peer-to-peer economy, the return to organic food, the decriminalization of marijuana, the understanding of a world with abundance, and the global consciousness shift towards freedom and decentralization of power.
While these profound changes are real and clearly taking place, the people still find themselves at the crossroads of a major battle that will ultimately define the coming age. In fact, the battle is right here, right now; right in front of our eyes. This unavoidable battle that has been building for some time is the point at which the old and new paradigms clash and fight over the future path of humanity. If a full-scale paradigm shift is to happen, the clash is normal and necessary. However, this new stage of awakening is not going to be the rosy and smooth transition that many were hoping for. In fact, the people are going to be tested like never before.
The Illumination of the DarkWhen pondering the idea of humanity awakening, many often hope for a nice peaceful transition and naively believe that everything will be fixed by just thinking positive and refusing to participate in the system. While those tools are deeply important to the cause and shouldn’t be overlooked, they will not eradicate the root cause of the problem. This is something most people don’t want to hear because of the responsibility that comes along with cleaning up the mess. Real substantial change is only possible through a complete illumination of the dark, followed up by direct actions toward confronting it and removing it from power.
To the dismay of many, the darkness that prevails behind the scenes–which controls most of the main pillars of power in society–is extremely dark and disgusting to look at. These dark truths, such as satanic pedophiles in the highest positions of power, the intentional destruction of life on planet Earth through chemical poisoning, and the complete take over of many governments by fascists, are very unsettling to think about, let alone confront head-on.
In fact, it’s perplexing to fathom how humanity could have possibly gotten to this point and if all of this is even real. It’s very scary to see at first, and the prospect of death for revealing the darkness is very real, especially when the institutions that are responsible for protecting society against these evils are directly involved themselves. As the emerging paradigm comes into conflict with the current power structure, the question that’s inevitably going to be asked of humanity is whether or not the people of love and truth are really ready to put their lives on the line to change the world for the better?
The intention is not to be the bearer of bad news or dampen the spirits of change, but the reality is that the dark forces are currently in control of the world and they’re not going to go quietly into the night. One cannot change a moving train that’s content with its current path by being neutral or thinking positive. Eventually, people must get up out of their seats and go straight to the conductor to confront him.
The current system is immoral, unsustainable, and cannot continue to go on, because if it does, humanity will continue to live in a perpetual state of tyranny for the entirety of its existence. Tyranny becomes a cyclical loop because everyone is stuck looking at each other, too scared to talk about the elephant in the room. Eventually, there comes a time where people will be forced to confront the beast of tyranny if they want real change, which will most likely retaliate back at the them. This should be especially evident now. Many people out there feel the realness of this all right now, so please know that you’re not alone.
The question now is what the people are going to do about it? Ultimately, love is the answer, but what many people need to come to grips with is that love is not always this bubbly feel good emotion of eternal positivity and non-confrontation. The truth is that society is under attack by a dark network behind the scenes and this false form of naïve and passive love is not going to solve it. In fact, that’s not even love at all; it’s fear. Real love is standing boldly for truth, justice, and fighting for what is right no matter the consequences. It’s self-defense and holding people accountable no matter the push back that may ensue.
So what’s stopping the emergence of this true form of love?
It’s time to draw the line.
Looking Into the Face of FearOnce the knowledge of truth is present, the only thing stopping humanity from putting it into action is fear. The powers that be know that fear is the strongest firearm they have against the people, essentially weaponizing our own chemistry against us. Fear is one of the most potent chemicals in any life form, directly linked to the root of existence, survival. When one’s very survival as a living being is in danger, the ability to think straight and act accordingly becomes severely impaired.
Fear of supporting a family is the reason that people don’t leave their jobs, despite a lack of passion or the forced participation in unethical practices. Fear of social rejection is the reason people don’t discuss and share the inconvenient truths of the world when they’re around their peers. Fear of responsibility is the reason people don’t look and accept the unpleasant realities that keep us trapped within a broken system. Finally, fear of death is the reason those involved on the inside don’t expose the hard evidence as to what’s really going on in high positions of power behind the scenes. Add all those up and you get a docile mass of beings who self-censor themselves to the point of non-confrontation, causing the established system to continuously persist unchallenged.
If there is any hope for change and the emergence of a true awakening, then humanity must break its fear of death above all else, for it is the root of all fear. While first awakening to the realities that previously eluded your awareness is the first step in the process, the deeper layer involves actual actions towards changing the problem in the physical world. Society has deep systemic problems that require intricate chess moves to solve. This is not going to be an easy task and is going to require all hands on deck, but we’re never going to know what’s possible until we get out into the world and start taking collective actions in the face of fear.
I leave you with a quote by Edmund Burke, outlining how it’s imperative for people of truth to come together against the forces of tyranny. Divided we fall, but united we can rise up against the greatest of evils and conquer it. Are you ready for the next step in the awakening?
“Whilst men are linked together, they easily and speedily communicate the alarm of any evil design. They are enabled to fathom it with common counsel, and to oppose it with united strength. Whereas, when they lie dispersed, without concert, order, or discipline, communication is uncertain, counsel difficult, and resistance impracticable. Where men are not acquainted with each other’s principles, nor experienced in each other’s talents, nor at all practised in their mutual habitudes and dispositions by joint efforts in business; no personal confidence, no friendship, no common interest, subsisting among them; it is evidently impossible that they can act a public part with uniformity, perseverance, or efficacy. In a connection, the most inconsiderable man, by adding to the weight of the whole, has his value, and his use; out of it, the greatest talents are wholly unserviceable to the public. No man, who is not inflamed by vain-glory into enthusiasm, can flatter himself that his single, unsupported, desultory, unsystematic endeavours, are of power to defeat the subtle designs and united cabals of ambitious citizens. When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.”
– Edmund Burke, Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents 82-83 (1770) in: Select Works of Edmund Burke, vol. 1, p. 146 (Liberty Fund ed. 1999)
By Tim Bryant
Matrix Deprogramming and the Prohibition of Nature’s Red Pill
"Remember. All I’m offering is the truth. Nothing Else.” – Morpheus, The Matrix
Are we merely sentient programs, bound from birth to death to the directives of our masters and the chains of the Matrix? Or are we multi-dimensional beings, continuously striving for deeper and deeper connection to spirit, whether conscious or not of this automatic effort? What tools have we been given to find the answers to these questions, and why are they prohibited?
Medicine for the MatrixFull-spectrum dominance of our well-being is carried out by the joint efforts of government, corporations, social engineering programs, consumer training through marketing and peer pressure, the modern medical establishment, and the entertainment industrial complex.
The definition of ‘medicine’ has been co-opted in recent decades by the pharmaceutical paradigm which seeks to find only symptoms then sell us temporary masks for those symptoms… for insane profit. For the entirety of human history up to the present, medicine has been an integral part of human life, as important as air, food and water, and the purpose of healing has always been to drill straight down to the root of an issue and resolve it completely, once and for all.
A singular part of what has popularly become known as ‘the Matrix,’ the corporate/medical establishment has become the chief prison warden of the mind, body and spirit, whose role it is to incarcerate us in a state of degraded physical, mental, and spiritual health. This is the the slave master that keeps us in line when the symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, sickness and despair, the results of our enslavement to the Matrix, become so overwhelming that we seek external help for survival.
READ: Ayahuasca and Iboga – Messengers of Truth from Mother EarthFor centuries, millennia even, human kind has depended on medicine in it’s natural, not chemical forms, and now a total shift towards dependence on prescription based medicine has re-trained us to shun the very cures which have the most potential to liberate us into health and happiness. There is no doubt that those self-tasked with permitting which remedies are available in our society have a vested interest in keeping us locked into this paradigm, for, a person who has knowledge of self and access to the medicines which most properly serve and honor our individuality is inescapably free.
“You’re a ghost, driving a meat skeleton made of stardust on a rock hurtling through space.” -Unknown
Human beings have two inherent identities. Most familiar to us is the visceral human form that binds us to the material world in flesh and bone, acting as transport for mind and spirit in our journey from birth to death. The higher self, our soul, is the part of us which exists infinitely as cosmic consciousness, fueled by love, knowing everything at once and for all, existing in total freedom from the constraints of time and space.
“We, as humans, live simultaneously in 2 worlds. I will refer to these 2 worlds as the physical world and the spirit world. These 2 worlds exist simultaneously and both worlds are wrapped around and through the other. To understand Life, one must know what is happening in both worlds.
We are all very familiar with this physical world. We are aware of it through our 5 physical senses: sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. Everything we perceive through these senses tells us about the nature of physical world.
But we also have senses that allow us to know the nature of the spirit world such as intuition and spiritual vision seen through the ‘third eye.’ Generally speaking, most people don’t understand these senses or how to use them to understand what is happening in the spirit world. In most cultures outside of central Africa, most people have forgotten how to use these senses. As a result, the senses of the physical world become dominant and only under unusual conditions are these spiritual senses realized.” – Gary Cook, Iboga Wellness
The Matrix has as it’s primary objective the task of disconnecting us from the soul and the extreme aggrandizement of the material, so that we may be used as batteries and as automatons to fuel the lavish existences of our controllers. It achieves this through desensitization by overexposure to violence, hatred, fear, pollution and scarcity, while limiting deep connection to each other, to nature, and to the most humane experiences.
Acts of terror are amplified, echoed and repeated in the mainstream media, while the achievements of love and compassion are minimized, ridiculed and diminished in their meaning and significance.
We are prevented from realizing the depths of our enslavement by the limits placed on our spiritual discovery, rarely if ever able to even glimpse at the totality of the damage that has been inflicted upon the psyche by the continual bombardment of fear, conflict, war and nihilism. Our shock is weaponized and used against us, and we find little, if any, solace, in the corrupt and tired religious traditions of the modern world.
Pharmaceuticals, by design, dull the emotional being and narrow the range of human feeling. Alcohol is recommended and pimped in our culture to further numb the senses and amplify negativity. Food is denatured, devoid of nutrition, and poisoned to weaken the body and darkly color the mind.
As shining examples of success, those that do the most damage to the natural environment are held in great esteem as pioneers of capitalism, teaching us the false value of trading life for profit and encouraging disrespect for that which sustains us.
Our communities and infrastructure have been engineered to discourage human interaction because without an abundance of human contact we are unable to fully grasp the true state of the human condition: despair. We only take notice of the outer appearances of our brothers and sisters, their consumer adornments and their extrinsic, soulless possessions, thus we predictably over-appreciate material accomplishments.
READ: 16 Signs That You’re a Slave to the MatrixThe rich human history of relation to spirit, and the triumphs of the heart are continuously erased and supplanted with memories of conquest and destruction, the worst of all human endeavors. All of this horror is pumped into the psyche without reprieve, deepening the abyss of our condition.
The Real ‘Red Pill’“Unfortunately no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.” -Morpheus, The Matrix
There is a genuine ‘Red Pill‘ that reveals, confronts and combats the tyranny of the matrix and each of its attempts to debilitate the mind, body and spirit. It is called iboga, and it is prohibited by law in most western nations.
For perhaps thousands of years, the root bark of the rather unassuming jungle shrub, tabernanthe iboga has been consumed by indigenous rainforest cultures of ecuatorial Africa as a medicine and teacher for life. It’s usage is not complicated, however, it’s effect on the human being is simply indescribable with language, something that can only be understood through direct experience.
Under the guidance of a proper shaman, the bark from the plant’s roots is scraped, collected and ingested…
“…opening up an introspective experience where a connection is made with an over-soul or cosmic consciousness that assists the mind in a deep examination of the self from an objective, omniscient and timeless perspective. In this, a process of self-revelation unfolds which unravels one’s past, offering life-changing insights and liberation from accumulated self-judgments and harmful thought patterns.
For 12-24 hours the patient lies still, with blindfolded eyes, in a bizarre dream-like state where the brain behaves as if in REM sleep, but, while the conscious mind remains awake, very alert and able to interact with and direct the content of the mental journey.
As the experience deepens, the barrier between the conscious and sub-conscious mind seems to dissolve, and the information in the sub-conscience becomes available for review and rejection by the reflective self. In this, a lifetime’s worth of learned mental processes, memories, emotional impressions, false judgments and psychological conditioning that combine to inform and instruct the self are presented to the patient in rapid fire fashion… a sort of high velocity behind-the-scenes tour of one’s personality. A multi-dimensional impression of one’s character emerges, and they are given an incredible opportunity to re-assess or reject misunderstood feelings, traumatic events, implanted suggestions, negative self-images, and habitual behaviors.” -Dylan Charles, Opiates, Iboga and the Roots of Self-Destruction
Full-Specturm Matrix DeprogrammingThe type of multi-dimensional self-revelation and curative introspection brought forth by a spiritual journey of this magnitude has three fundamental properties:physical healing, spiritual healing and spiritual discovery.
Attacking at once every pillar of the Matrix, revealing in vivid, high-definition clarity its various strangleholds on the sub-conscious, it is common for westerners to experience their first journey as a heavy, full-spectrum examination of the most warped and damning contents that infect the mind and spirit.
Fear is a weapon of mass destruction, one that we are encouraged to feel, but discouraged to confront. Iboga cuts right through our reluctance to stare into this abyss, presenting the initiate with a visceral opportunity to dive into the harsh truth that we carry buried with us in our daily lives. Through an intoxicating spiritual trance, iboga can behave as a semi-automatic, virtual-reality, worse-case-scenario generator of sorts, allowing us to finally see just how disturbed and jaded we’ve become and how thoroughly we are able to cover and conceal our darkness. All the horrors the haunt us from behind the veil of consciousness are finally brought into the light.
Renowned for its ability to cleanse and decalcify the pineal, opening wide the third eye, iboga reaches out to us in crystal clear inner vision, allowing us to see with intense clarity the events, memories and repressed suggestions, that subjugate our goodness and harden the heart.
Highly respected as well for its effective and hasty treatment of PTSD, iboga unlocks the cages within the mind that limit our capacity to see beyond the terrors of being human in these troubling times. Trauma, such as the kind suffered in violence and sexual abuse, is exposed, then rendered powerless in the process of bearing full witness.
Revered for its ability to interrupt addiction to drugs, self-destructive behaviors and toxic thought processes, the medicine offers desperate liberation for those stuck in perpetual conflict with themselves. The highly alkaline shamanic medicine also performs a complete physical and mental detox, leaving in its wake lightness and ease in the body, along with intense mental clarity and focus.
READ: Opiates, Iboga and the Roots of Self-DestructionLeading Us HomeAs an entheogenic plant medicine that permits direct contact and consultation with an ancient earthly and unmistakably benevolent spirit, once the heaviness of our contemporary existence is uncovered and diffused, to complete the journey, iboga reveals its true nature of loving intention to the participant. First expanding the lower, darker ranges of our human experience, it springs us from the traps which bind and hold us back, with the aim of freeing us into the stunning totality of our highest selves.
To do so, it takes us soaring into the vast and limitless cosmos of the self to find, hold council with, seek guidance and forgiveness from, and re-connect with our very own individual soul, as well as the souls of our ancestors, so that we may recapture our personal history, and experience the unconditional love that is the true foundation of being human. The end result is liberation and enduring happiness.
Dylan Charles, Waking Times